Cracks in JDU? Party leaders attack Nitish govt over unemployment

In an interesting development, two leaders of Janata Dal-United have raised voice against Nitish Kumar government over the issue of unemployment and have praised RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
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In an interesting development, two leaders of Janata Dal-United have raised voice against Nitish Kumar government over the issue of unemployment and have praised RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav.

JDU MLA from Hayaghat, Amarnath Gami on Monday said that no government in the state has ever worked to address the issue of unemployment.

“There is unemployment in Bihar without a doubt. If there was no unemployment then people would not have left Bihar to work in other states. No government has ever worked to address this issue in the state. The government should focus on this issue to solve this problem. It is not possible to remove unemployment without the centre’s help,” Gami said.

“If Tejashwi Ji is taking out a ‘yatra’ against unemployment, he should know that just by doing this unemployment will not be removed. For solving this issue, a plan should be made and the public should be informed about it,” he added.


Another JDU MLC from Banka, Javed Iqbal Ansari went on to support Tejashwi Yadav‘s “Berojgaari Hatao Yatra” and questioned Nitish Kumar’s failure on unemployment and migration in the last 15 years. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will hold a ‘Berozgari Hatao’ (Remove Unemployment) Yatra in Patna on February 23. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will lead the rally in the state capital, following which it will be held in every district of the state.

This effort can also be seen as RJD‘s attempt to increase its voter base in the state ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar.

Assembly elections in Bihar are likely to be held in October-November 2020. Currently, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) is ruling in a coalition with BJP in Bihar.


Facing flak from party leaders has not been new for Nitish led govt. Earlier, Nitish Kumar on Janauary 29, expelled two of his closest aides, Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma, after weeks of acrimony over their open criticism of his stand on the citizenship law.

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Published: 17 Feb 2020, 1:19 PM
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